Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan spoke to MusicRadar about the recent announcement that the original lineup of MR. BIG will reunite for a June tour of Japan.
"We got together last fall," says Sheehan. "It was just one of those things, the timing was right. We played a gig at the House Of Blues in L.A. and we smoked the joint. Afterwards, we all kind of looked at one another and were like, 'OK, that was cool...Now what?'"
According to Sheehan, a cash-cow nostalgia tour was never the plan.
"The way I look at it is, it's like getting back with an old girlfriend," says Sheehan. "But because you want to, not because you have to. All of us are doing fine in our solo careers. This is something that felt right, and after that one gig we were like, 'We should do more of these. This was fun!'"
He continued, "We're in this to play and have a good time. When you consider the amount of rehearsals you have to have with a band, how much time you have to spend together, how many hours you have to sit on planes and backstage and whatever, there's no amount of money that can make it worthwhile unless you really want to do it."
Read the entire report from MusicRadar.
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